HAIR and Mamma Mia! Auditions

Auditions are:
September 7, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

September 8, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

September 14, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR AN AUDITION TIME

Please contact Frank Goodloe, Performance and Visual Arts Director, at 502-238-2760, fgoodloe@jewishlouisville.org

HAIR Show Dates:

  • Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb.15 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Mamma Mia! Show Dates:

  • Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m.
  • Monday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m.
  • Monday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m.

 

What to Prepare (in the style of the show, please):

One minute monologue (memorized)
16-32 bars of a show tune (memorized)

Bring To Your Audition:

Headshot
Resume
Pencil or pen
Sheet music to your song

About CenterStage:

Rehearsals are typically Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 7-10 pm and Sundays 2-5 or 6-9 pm.
Rehearsals start approximately 6 weeks before opening.
Guest Director’s schedules and Jewish holidays may affect the rehearsal schedule.

Tech Week rehearsals are Sunday-Wednesday before opening and may run as late as 11 pm.
Conflicts must be given in advance to the Director. The schedule will be created around submitted conflicts, once the final schedule is set, actors are expected when called.

Too many conflicts may result in not getting cast.
SHOWS AND TECH WEEK ARE MANDATORY ATTENDANCE.

About HAIR:

HAIR celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. To an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show wows audiences with songs like “Aquarius,” “Good Morning, Starshine,” “Hair,” “I Got Life,” and “Let The Sun Shine.” Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, HAIR remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.

HAIR Casting
Age Requirements: 21 +
Dance Requirements: Yes

Character Breakdown

Claude (Rock Baritone/Tenor)
The most beautiful beast in the forest. Smart, attractive male, with a playful side; a lover of life and the picture of a young man next door of the 60’s. Strong actor. Berger’s best friend, recently drafted whose only valuable possession, other than his freedom, is his hair. A charismatic leader that women adore, boys emulate and men will follow into the breach. A man of conscience who struggles with the conflict of what his heart tells him is right and what the authorities around him lead him to believe.

George Berger (Tenor)
A social activist recently banished from high school. An unrestrained animal. He knows what is right and sticks to it no matter the consequence. The leader of the tribe. High energy, athletic, wild. Strong presence and, though he may be a young man, he is looked up to. Must be willing to appear nude. Rock Baritone/Tenor.

Sheila (Rock Alto/Belter)
A second semester student and passionate protester from NYU who lives with Berger and Claude, aspires to spread love, loves Berger but having Claude’s baby. The most intelligent of the tribe. Wants to change society through peaceful protest. Not necessarily perfect on the outside, but must have a strong voice and presence.

Jeanie (Alto, late teens)
A follower, not a leader. Incredibly sweet, understands Claude better than anyone. Wise, passionate, creative woman, who is pregnant with the tribe’s baby. She has taken every drug, and takes care of the tribe. Strong actress to play comedic and dramatic scenes.

Crissy (Mezzo, late teens)
a flower child mourning a lost love – The youngest female of the tribe. Sings “Frank Mills”.

Dionne (Alto/Mezzo Belt, late teens, African-American)
Sassy and lots of fun. Great with comedy and ad-lib vocals.

Hud (Soul/Rock Baritone/Tenor, late teens, African-American)
Speaks his mind and hopes you can keep up with him. High energy, spiritual performer with a strong voice and presence. A true tone setter that is a natural on stage in any situation.

Woof ( Rock Baritone/Tenor, late teens)
May not want to admit it but he is gay. A young animal. High energy, versatile performer. Must be a natural with comedy. Looks up to Berger and Mick Jagger… in many ways.

TOURIST COUPLE:
Two male performers, strong comic timing. One must be willing to appear as a believeable woman, while the other is her miserable husband. May double as tribe.

TRIBE: This is not a “chorus”, as the entire cast is a true ensemble. Tribe members sing many featured songs including “Aquarius”, “Black Boys”, “White Boys”, “Walking in Space”, “Electric Blues”, “Hippie Life”, etc., and play many roles in the show including the PRINCIPALS, MOTHER/FATHER, historical figures, and more. Energetic, creative performers with heart and passion.

About Mamma Mia!:

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

Mamma Mia! Casting
Age Requirements: 14 +
Dance Requirements: Yes

Character Breakdown

Donna:
Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos” who now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side.

Sophie:
A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has an adventurous spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Must be able to move extremely well. Principal role.

Tanya, Female, 35-45:
A former singer in the “Dynamos.” Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Actress who sings. Must be able to move extremely well. Supporting principal role.

Rosie, Female, 35-45:
Also a former singer in the “Dynamos” who now writes for and runs a feminist press. She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, a bit of a clown. Actress who sings. Must be able to move extremely well. Supporting principal role.

Lisa, Female, 18-25:
Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Must be able to dance. Featured ensemble role.

Ali, Female, 18-25:
Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie. Must be able to dance. Featured ensemble role.

Sam, Male, Baritone, 35-45:
May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Should be able to move well. Supporting principal role.

Harry, Male, High Baritone, Tenor, 35-45:
May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Must do a very convincing English accent. Also an actor who sings. Should be able to move well. Supporting principal role.

Bill, Male, 35-45:
May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, comedic actor. Should be able to move well. Supporting principal role.

Sky, Male, 24-30:
Sophie’s fiance. Athletic, attractive – was a successful businessman. Left to help Donna with her taverna and marry Sophie. Featured ensemble role.

Pepper, Male, Baritone/Tenor, 20-29:
Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be able to dance. Acrobatic skills a plus. Featured ensemble role.

Eddie: Male, Baritone/Tenor, 20-29:
Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Must be able to dance. Featured ensemble role.

Ensemble:
Males & Females, 18+: Dynamic dancers with vocal range and comedic chops.

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